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NATAS Holidays Fair 2010

By Alex FenbyEvents - 24 August 2010 4:33 PM | Updated 14 September 2010

NATAS Holidays Fair 2010

From August 27 to 29 The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (or NATAS) Holidays 2010 is taking place at Singapore Expo.

67,000 visitors are expected to visit the fair. They’ll certainly have a lot to choose from when it comes to scratching their travel bug and finding their next dream holiday.

A record 1090 booths will be set up by a host of travels agents, tour operators, national tourism organizations, hotels as well as other travel-related services like car rental and insurance.

As well as some fantastic travel deals, giveaways and luck-draws, visitors will also be treated to some spellbinding musical and cultural performances by artists from many countries. Make sure to catch the shows if you’re looking for inspiration on where to travel next.

Look out for Edo Daikagura, a traditional Japanese juggling performance that was created way back in the 17th century, as well as a couple of dynamic acts from South Korea. [PAN] is a traditional arts performance while Battle B-Boys are guaranteed to wow visitors with their nimble and energetic break-dance moves.

FAST FACTS:

What

NATAS Holidays 2010

Where

Singapore Expo Halls 3B, 4 & 5

When

27-29 August 2010 (Friday – Sunday)

10.00 a.m. till 9.30 p.m. daily

Admission Fees

S$4.00 for adults

Free entry for children below 12 years old

Number of booths sold

1090 (994 booths sold in the same show last year)

Total square metres of booth space sold: 9810

Number of participating exhibitors: 164 (18 new exhibitors)

NATAS expects some $70 million worth of travel deals and products to be sold during the fair. After a couple of years of tough economic conditions, Singaporeans are, it seems, once again eager to hit the road. In fact a recent survey by MasterCard showed that nearly 50 percent of Singaporeans planned to travel abroad in the next six months.

Experts say western destinations, such as the USA and United Kingdom, could prove popular with visitors at NATAS Holidays Fair 2010 as their economies continue to struggle and their currencies remain weak, offering great value for money for Singaporeans.

See all the details for the NATAS Holidays Fair 2010 here.